The sequel to 1996’s Independence Day is headed to theaters in 2016, but original star Will Smith won’t be fighting aliens again.
Fox has announced that it’s scrapped plans to post-convert Independence Day to 3D and release it on July 3, 2013.
It can’t just be me that is simultaneously excited and depressed about the idea of the idea of not one but two sequels to 1996’s Independence Day. Admittedly, the reason why I’m excited has less to do with the movies themselves, and more to do with the potential for them to be absolutely, almost unwatchably terrible. But then, I’m not sure that I liked ID4 in the right way to begin with…
Director and writer Roland Emmerich is reportedly putting the finishing touches on the scripts for back-to-back Independence Day sequels for Fox.
Happy Independence Day, Americans! As you enjoy your day off work, planning barbecues in the sun and/or tossing footballs around with friends in celebration of no longer being part of the British colonies – Trust me, as a former British citizen, I know how that freedom feels firsthand – I thought that perhaps I could suggest some movies to watch to complete that warm, warm glow of patriotism in your heart. Five All-American Movies To Go? I think so.
It’s July 4th tomorrow, an important day – the most important? – for America, but one that’s been curiously untouched for the most part by movies or television. It’s not as if historical fiction/retellings are an unpopular genre in other media, so why don’t we see that much of it onscreen?